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Aʹli

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Cousin and son-in-law of Mahomet, the beauty of whose eyes is with the Persians proverbial; insomuch that the highest term they employ to express beauty is Ayn Hali (eyes of Ali).—Chardin.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Alfheim (home of the good genii)
Alfonsin
Alfonsine Tables
Alfonso
Alfonso XI.
Alfred’s Scholars
Algarsife
Algebra
Algrind
Alhambra
Ali
Alias
Alibi (elsewhere)
Alibi Clock (An)
Aliboron
Alice
Alice Brand
Alichino (wing-drooped)
Alick and Sandie
Alicon
Alien Priory (An)

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